Finn Arto Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

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Finn Arto Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by prahocalypse now » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:36 pm

The 42-year-old Finn, ARTO RANTONEN died in Guesthouse Number 10 in Daun Penh. (Is that at or near Lakeside?)


The competent authorities say he died of a drug-induced heart attack.


They say Arto Samuli Rantonen overdosed on meth and paracetamol (acetaminophen).

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Re: Finn Arto Samuli Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in PP Guesthouse

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Re: Finn Arto Samuli Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by LinDa777 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:54 pm

R.I.P Arto
Where does it say what the drugs were?
Just that I saw someone say differently?


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Re: Finn Arto Samuli Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:01 pm

Arto Rantonen also ran a guesthouse with his wife, called "Cambodia Homestay at Navy," which I would assume is his wife's name and has nothing to do with military navy seamen.

From their Facebook page:

"22.4. Homestay is closing doors. But!!! You still have time to see what life here in rural area is.

Cambodia homestay at Navy welcomes you and of course Yours best traveling mates to our humble home. We are open again 1.10.2018!!!!

You can spend unbelievable week or weekend at our local house 80km (taxi with A/C) from Phnom Penh.
You can see and experience places where not many normal people visit.

And now we have long time waited TUBING on order. And its Defenetly not same what Vang Vieng had.
This is peaceful, calm and relaxin place.

25$/night. Fee encludes: taxi from PP--to our home (at PrekPor) 80km -- PP.
Accommodation, mattress and fan. three meal/day. Vegetarians are also welcome!! Coffee, drinking water, tubing on Mekong's sideriver (max 3people). Maybe buddisth washing ritual is possible arrange.. Blessings the Buddha for future journeys.

Contact: [email protected]
Tel. 071 322 5472"

They had recently announced that their business would be closed from January 1 to January 13, 2019, so he didn't make it too far through his holiday. RIP.

Here are some better pictures to remember Arto Rantonen by, who looks to have been living in Cambodia since at least 2013:

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Definitely looks like a drug overdose, according to the pictures in the Darknet News forum: darknet-cambodia-news/darknet-finn-arto ... 25697.html
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Re: Finn Arto Samuli Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by prahocalypse now » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:24 pm

LinDa777 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:54 pm
R.I.P Arto
Where does it say what the drugs were?
Just that I saw someone say differently?


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It's from the Khmer news story. It's a google translation of this:
នគរបាល​បច្ចេកទេស​វិទ្យាសាស្ត្រ​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ បានធ្វើការ​ពិនិត្យ​លើ​សាកសព​បាន​ឲ្យ​ដឹងថា សព​ខាងលើ​ស្លាប់​ដោយសារ​គាំងបេះដូង បណ្តាលមកពី​ការប្រើប្រាស់​គ្រឿងញៀន​ប្រភេទ​មេ​តំ​ហ្វេ​តា​មីន និង​ម៉ក់​ហ្វី​ន លើស​កម្រិត សាកសព​ត្រូវបាន​ដឹក​យកទៅ​តម្កល់​នៅ​សាល​តម្កល់សព​វត្ត​ស្ទឹងមានជ័យ៕
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Re: Finn Arto Samuli Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:28 pm

"Police of Phnom Penh's Scientific Police investigated the body, claiming that the upper body died of a heart attack caused by drug use. Excessive methamphetamine and acetaminophen were transported to the reservoir at Steung Meanchey pagoda."

Yeah, that seems to be what the drug tests show a positive result for.

Almost as many deaths in 2019 as there have been in days so far, and both were expats not tourists.
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Re: Finn Arto Samuli Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by LinDa777 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:28 pm

Thank you


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Re: Finn Arto Samuli Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by fax » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:59 pm

The pictures I saw showed drug tests that don't test for specifics only yes/no, namely Abon kits were used. Meth and paracetamol can be a translation error? People who feel they need to inject meth instead of I.e. snorting it usually are not so fat as the corpse (no offence). 90 kg is high for meth unless he's swollen from opiate withdrawal or something. Actually doesnt look much like an IV user.
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Re: Finn Arto Samuli Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by reggie perrin's dad » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:13 pm

Hi
A sad topic for my first post.
My partner - friends with his wife - is sure they returned to Cambodia from Finland only yesterday. They had been living there.

Not sure how that tallies with the 'running a guesthouse with his wife' angle, but again, she's adamant that's not the case. The provincial home was too small.

He never struck me as a serious druggie, but I didn't know him well.

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Re: Finn Arto Samuli Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by PhnomRon » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:44 pm

reggie perrin's dad wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:13 pm

My partner - friends with his wife - is sure they returned to Cambodia from Finland only yesterday. They had been living there.


Maybe he was off the drugs in Finland and went back to his previous dosage when he returned to Cambodia and that killed him.
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